Your Future Jaguar Or Land Rover Will Set Off To Park Itself In Even The Tightest Spaces

Jaguar Land Rover is out to demonstrate how its self-driving valet will help the company transition towards fully autonomous vehicles that can find parking spots all by themselves and proceed to park without any input from the driver.

Tests were held on an open public road in Milton Keynes as part of JLR’s collaboration with UK Autodrive, a consortium that tests autonomous cars and connected technologies.

“We’re investing heavily in automated technologies to make our customers’ lives safer and more convenient. Reducing the everyday stresses of driving – like squeezing into a tight parking place – means that we can all focus on the more enjoyable aspects of our cars,” stated JLR’s chief engineer for automated driving Joerg Schlinkheider.

The company’s connected tech is what allows cars to “talk” to each other and their surrounding environment, helping both drivers as well as the vehicle itself to react faster. The two features being tested in Milton Keynes are Emergency Vehicle Warning and Electronic Emergency Brake Light.

The former (EVW) alerts drivers to an approaching emergency vehicle and shows them which direction it’s coming from. Meanwhile, EEBL gives a warning when another connected car brakes heavily, thus giving drivers additional seconds to react and avoid a possible collision.

According to JLR, their ultimate vision is to “make the self-driving car viable in the widest range of real-life, on- and off-road driving environments and weather.”

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  • LWOAP

    I’ve seen really bad attempts at parking so some people will benefit from this.

    • Day_Trader

      For example, my wife.

    • gbmike25

      Like the guy in the video? Crooked parking …. but auto park bang in the middle…

  • Bash

    you know most of the problems -in my perspective- is not getting the car in or out of the tight parking space, its actually getting the DRIVER in or out his/her car, this is how most of the dents are caused.

    • Carenthusiast

      You are absolutely right and of course all JLR vehicles are too wide!

  • Status

    Can it back into a parking space rather than drive into it?

  • john1168

    NO NO NO NO NNOOOO!!!! This is NEVER going to work…. if they’re developing this technology where people drive on the WRONG side of the road!!! 🙂 LOL

  • Enter Ranting

    So, this tech is gonna squeeze your $70,000 vehicle between two beaters in the parking garage at the mall? Does the tech prevent the owners of those cars from bashing their doors into the side of your Jag?

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